F 11 Cic. Q Fr. 3.2.3
de ambitu postulati sunt omnes qui consulatum petunt: a Memmio Domitius, a Q. Acutio, bono et erudito adulescente, Memmius, a Q. Pompeio Messalla, a Triario Scaurus.On His Own Behalf (F12–14)
F 12 Cic. Q Fr. 3.2.3
= F 11.
F 13 Suet. De poetis, pp.30.14–31.2 Reifferscheid
F 11 Cicero, Letters to Quintus
All the candidates for the consulship have been charged with bribery: Domitius [Cn. Domitius Calvinus] by Memmius, Memmius by Q. Acutius, a good and well-instructed young man, Messalla [M. Valerius Messalla Rufus] by Q. Pompeius [Q. Pompeius Rufus (153)], Scaurus [M. Aemilius Scaurus (139)] by Triarius [P. Valerius Triarius (148)].On His Own Behalf (F 12–14)
F 12 Cicero, Letters to Quintus
= F 11.1
F 13 Suetonius, Lives of Illustrious Men. Poets
C. Memmius says in the speech on his own behalf:1 “P. Africanus [P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus Africanus minor (21)], who had borrowed a character from Terence, brought on stage under that man’s name what he himself had playfully written at home.”
- 1This passage confirms that Memmius was prosecuted for ambitus but does not reveal whether he delivered a speech on that occasion (cf. F 13).
- 1Since only one trial at which Memmius would have defended himself is known (cf. F 12), the fragment has been assigned to that context and taken as evidence for a speech by Memmius in the trial for ambitus.